Pacific Advance Senior School (PASS)


Pacific Advance Senior School (PASS) is a partnership school based in Otahuhu, and aims to provide a learning pathway option for students, who have struggled to fulfil their learning potential in mainstream settings. For Pasifika, by Pasifika and determined by Pasifika, PASS was founded in 2014. The school is guided by the collective efforts as a community to improve Pacific students’ educational outcomes.

Led by Pasifika community leaders, PPAT is an umbrella Pasifika organisation focused on raising the socio-economic outcomes of our communities. PPAT and its trustees have a wealth of collective experience serving Pasifika youth and fanau primarily through the provision of education, mentoring and social programmes.

PASS provides a Pasifika teaching and learning framework within a culturally responsive school environment built on Pasifika values and world view. Underpinning PASS’s commitment to optimising student’s educational outcomes is the provision of proven academic mentoring and pastoral care models developed for the unique learning needs and realities of Pasifika youth growing up in contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand, in particular within the Auckland context.

These services complement the work of PASS’s qualified teachers, all who have experience and expertise in teaching Pasifika students and a passion and an affinity for empowering Pasifika students’ through education.

PASS is dedicated to nurturing students to fulfil their educational potential first and foremost, and in the process are strong and confident in their Pasifika identity, life skills and leadership potential.

The education curriculum is designed to ensure students have viable pathways to successfully pursue further education at tertiary level and vocational pathways once graduated. The PASS school combines innovative learning approaches in a user friendly environment operating in functional classroom settings.

Please contact PASS directly for further information:
Free Phone: 0800 80 PASS (7277)